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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Barford AA WL, Warks Avon, Barford. Sun, 50. Ian Patrick (Barford) 15-6-0, quality chub plus dace and roach; Pete Morris (Sensas WB Clarke) 14-14-8; Paul Caswell (Sensas WB Clarke) 13-12-0; Paul King (Sensas Portway) 12-12-0; Nick Cowling (Baileys Portobello) 11-10-0; Trevor Chalk (Sensas WB Clarke) 11-8-0. Teams: Sensas WB Clarke 19; Sensas Portway 20; Baileys Portobello) 23. League: Shakespeare 113; Sensas WB Clarke 114; Sensas Portway 117.

* Blackford’s Progressive, Calf Heath Reservoir, Staffs. Sat. 30. Tony Jeffery (JCB) 30-4-0, skimmers and bream, method feeder, pellet over groundbait and dead red maggot, peg 57; Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley) 30-3-0; Neil Pass (Mansfield) 28-14-0; Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 17-12-0.

* Izaak Walton Stafford WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Little Onn & High Onn, Church Eaton, Salop. Sun, 66. Ian Hingley (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 13-6-0, a 2 lb 8 oz bream plus quality roach and skimmers, poled bread punch, peg A2; Ryan Hardman (Maver Midlands) 11-8-2; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle Red) 8-10-0; Perry Follows (Team Eclipse Blue) 8-0-0; Matt Hall (Team Eclipse Blue) 7-15-0; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle Red) 7-10-2. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 47; Team Eclipse Green 43; Maver Midlands 42; Wolverhampton AA VDE 42; Team Eclipse Blue 39; Browning West Midlands 39.

Overall League: Team Eclipse Green 260; Browning Lifestyle Red 240; Team Eclipse Blue 235; Shakespeare Superteam 234; Browning Lifestyle Blue 231; Wolverhampton AA VDE 227.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sun, 34. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 56-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 21, Island Pool; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 53-10-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 40-0-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 30-2-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 28-8-0.

* Newport Christmas Fayre, Woodstock Pond and School Pool, Gwent. Sun, 43. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 58-10-0, mainly F1s, long poled pellet, peg 32 School Pool; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 55-10-0; Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 54-8-0; Rob Preece (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 43-4-0; Nicky Belcher (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 25-6-0; Shaun Wilson (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 25-0-0.





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Smaller fishing match results


Bridgnorth AS, Severn, Linley Bank, Sun. 25. Jamie Potts (Wolverhampton) 14-10-0, mixed, bolo and maggot, peg 80; Steve Slade (Wolverhampton) 12-3-0; Richard Duke (Mid Severn Angling) 10-14-0.

Cefn Mably, Cardiff. Wed, 15, over-50s. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 74-4-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 38 on Match Lake; Mike Williams (Thatchers) 39-8-0; Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 33-0-0.

Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks., Wed. Phase 1-Lake Two, 18. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations / Sonubaits) 76-14-0, carp, bomb and pellet, long pole and pellet, peg A9; Ian Hughes (Browning) 48-4-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 38-0-0; Allan Neale (Tackle Shack) 33-12-0; Dave McDowell (Coventry) 32-8-0; Mick Cotton (Attleborough Angling) 25-12-0. Thurs. Phase 2-Reptile Lake, 6. Phil Hull (Lane’s Bait & Tackle) 4-10-0, perch, roach and 1 hybrid, caster at 3 metres and dead maggot, peg 16; Tom Neil (Rutlander) 3-8-0; Dave Kent (Long Eaton Victoria AS) 0-14-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Peacock Pool, Sat. 10. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 42-8-0, carp, poled corn, peg 11; Brian Perry (Harris Match Group) 33-8-0; Bill Hodgetts (Elmbridge) 22-8-0. Sun. 16, Peacock Pool. Richard Buxton (Bilston Angling Centre) 92-8-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 37; Pete Hodgett (Storeys) 72-2-0; Sid Toroni (White Acres) 41-0-0.

Forest of Dean, Lightmoor Pool, Cinderford, Gloucs. Sun, 11. Sam Grindle (RFODAC) 13-8-0, carp on feeder and pellets, peg 30 near island; Mark Lewis (RFODAC) 12-6-0; Steve Burge (RFODAC) 11-2-0; Rob Baldwin (RFODAC) 10-8-0.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs, Sun. Mucky Meadow & Furnace Pools, 12. Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 37-14-0, carp to 5 lb, corn on the waggler, peg 47; Dean Sheldon (Fosters AC) 36-0-0; John Knight (Willow Creek AC) 32-10-0; Ross Sheldon (Mucky) 29-9-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Coven, Staffs., Sun. 12. Barry Jones (Goodyear AC) 9-10-0, roach, poled caster and bread punch, peg 11; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 4-12-0; Roy Biddulph (Goodyear AC) 3-4-7.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun. Model Canal. 19. Steve Crompton (Hanchurch Fisheries) 69-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 52; Dennis Pemberton (Hanchurch Fisheries) 53-10-0; Dave Perry (Hanchurch Fisheries) 46-14-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 12. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 31-7-0, carp, poled corn, peg 9; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 29-6-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 27-2-0. Sat. 16. Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 28-1-0, mixed, poled caster, peg 42; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 22-15-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 20-12-0. Sun. 18. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 39-15-0, carp, poled meat, peg 22; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 32-8-0; Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 29-10-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 16, Match Lake. Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 106-6-0, carp on long pole and corn fished well over depth, peg 20; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 104-12-0; Scott Odam (Bridgend) 88-10-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids., Wed. Carp & New Match Pools, 17. Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands / Bag ‘Em Baits) 32-10-0, F1’s, poled pellet, Carp peg 12; Matt Djukic (Maver Midlands) 28-3-0; Dave Dunning (King’s) 24-0-0. Sun. Carp Pool, 6. Gary Steele (WAC) 27-6-0; Dave Swift (King’s) 27-4-0; Dave Doughty (Woodend) 26-3-0.

Lydney Christmas Fayre, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 18. Kevin Howard (Lydney) 22-2-0, bream to 4 lb on cage feeder with maggots and pinkies, peg 35; Chris Hall (Lydney) 10-0-0; Paul Grindle (Lydney) 8-14-0; Alfie Hows (Lydney) 8-4-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Island Pools, Tues. 15. Andy Croft (Moorlands) 48-0-0, carp, straight lead and bread, peg 23, Bank Pool; Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 41-12-0; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 26-0-0. Wed. 18 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Dave Bartlett (Colin Pace Academy) 36-6-0, F1’s, poled corn and maggot at 10m, peg 27. Pete Truman (Colin Pace Academy) 35-6-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 34-8-0. Thurs. 14, rover. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 54-2-0, carp, poled corn at 11m, peg 12, Moors Pool; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 41-0-0; Frank Bradley (Moorlands) 34-4-0. Sat. 25, Meadow and Moors Pools. Mick Henshall (Fosters) 62-8-0, F1’s. Poled pellet, peg 11, Moors Pool; Chris Hill (Mosella) 41-13-0; Dave Hill (Fosters) 36-13-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington. Wed, 8, Island and Boundary Pools. David Howard (Leigh Tackle) 89-0-0, poled pellet, peg 12, Island Pool; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 87-10-0; Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 80-10-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed. 12. Little Gearys. John Adamson (Packington) 25-8-8, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 28; Derek Hartshorne (Swann Baits) 20-2-0; John Stockton (Barford) 13-13-13-0. Sat. 11, Molands Mere. Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 15-12-0, mixed, poled maggot, peg 43; Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 10-10-0; Ian Keywood (Solihull Angling Centre) 7-13-0.

Parker’s Fishery, Bulkington, Warks., Sat. 4. Colin Smith (Parker’s Fishery) 30-6-0, carp, bomb, small cage feeder with pellets, peg 28; Luke Winstanley (Parker’s Fishery) 28-4-0; Gaz Wood (Parker’s Fishery) 27-12-0; Dave Orral (Parker’s Fishery) 14-0-0.

Patshull Park, Pattingham, Staffs., Sun. Great Lake, Hotel Bank Section. 10. Gary Johnson (Sensas) 9-7-0, roach, pole and maggot, peg 49; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 6-14-0; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 5-7-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop, Mon. 12, Larch and Middle Pools. Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 79-11-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 14, Larch Pool; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 48-12-0; Andy Bishop (Telford) 48-11-0. Wed. 12, Ash and Hawthorn Pools. Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 48-15-0, carp, poled pellet and maggot, peg 16, Ash Pool; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-8-0; Pete Sayer (Preston Innovations Boldings) 39-0-0. Thurs. 12, Stock, Middle and Deepdale Pools. Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 34-6-0, carp, poled pellet at 6m, peg 12, Deepdale Pool; Terry Edwards (Kings Pools) 31-14-0; Steve Owen (Wolverhampton) 31-12-0. Sat. 12, Sycamore Pool. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 60-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and bread punch, peg 22; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 50-4-0; Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings) 40-1-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs., Sat. Arles Pool, 11. Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 27-8-0, small carp and silvers, worm and caster, peg A22; Andy Pollard (DGL) 27-0-0; Simon Nickless (Saints) 19-8-0; Derek Brownhill (Peg One Angling) 18-8-0. Sun. Deans Pool, 10. S. Lawrence (WMT) 60-12-0, carp, poled pellet and corn on the pole, at 11 metres on the deck, peg D35; S. Jones (Alan’s Tackle) 53-0-0; R. Wilson (Peg One Woodlands) 41-0-0; Stuart Hipkiss (Frenzee) 33-8-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 14, Pole-only. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 66-10-0, carp on long pole and pellets, peg 2 on Sophie’s Pond; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 65-13-0; Peter Gosling (Cardiff) 51-10-0.

Rhymney, River Wye, Boughrood. Sun, 15. Jaydee Matthews (Rhymney) 7-8-0, grayling on maggot feeder, peg on shallows; Ray McDonald (Cefn Fforest) 3-14-0; Lloyd Davies (Rhymney) 2-3-0.

Sirhowy, Staunton Court. Sun, 20. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 65-4-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg on concrete bank; Matt Jackson (Newport) 42-2-0; Wes Sheldon (Tredegar) 22-2-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 19-5-0.

Solhampton Fishery Individual Winter League, Round 4, Partridge Pools, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs., Sun. Duck Pool & Snake Lake. 20. Duck Pool. Carl Jones (Maver) 104-9-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet and long pole, peg 15; Dave Parry (Solhampton) 73-10-0; Karl Stephens (Colmic) 70-12-0. Snake Lake. Mark White (Solhampton) 56-8-0, small carp and ide, poled pellet, peg 1; Colin Stephens (Solhampton) 42-0-0; Burgess Homer (Solhampton) 29-0-0. League: Carl Jones (Maver) 6; Dave Parry (Solhampton) 7; Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 7; Karl Stephens (Colmic) 8; Steve Burrows (Solhampton) 8.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun. 7. Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 10-5-0, bream to 1½ lb, perch to 1½ lb, roach to 10 oz plus bits, poled red maggot and caster, peg 45; Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 7-0-0; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-3-0; Derek Hicklin (Stirrup Cup) 5-2-0; John Garbett (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-0-3; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 4-7-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs., Sat. 20. Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 11-6-12, roach and perch, poled caster, peg 182; Nigel Clayton (Browning Lifestyle) 5-7-4; Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle) 5-6-0; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-3-0; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 4-12-0; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 4-9-8.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Bottom Pool, Mon. 17. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 70-10-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet at 8m, peg 6; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 60-12-0; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 43-3-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 35-13-0. Tues. 20 over 50’s, High Pool. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 80-7-0, stockies and F1’s, poled pellet at 4m, peg 3; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 77-7-0; Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 72-5-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 67-10-0. Wed. 16, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 36-13-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 6m, peg 26; Shaun Little (MAP) 33-5-0; Joe Carass (Pole Match Fishing) 26-11-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 25-7-0. Thurs. 60 Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2 and the Canal Pool. Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 26-5-0, F1’s, poled pellet at 14m, peg 19, House Pool 2; John Berry (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 22-11-0; Dave Chapman (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 20-6-0; Reg Davis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 19-3-0; Dave Rowberry (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 18-10-0; Alan Hemming (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 13-10-0. Fri. 18, High Pool. Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 86-9-0, mixed, poled pellet at 4m, peg 37; Simon Skelton (Middy) 66-4-0; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 56-9-0; Les Wetton (F1 Baits/Tunnel Barn Farm) 46-2-0. Sun. 22, House Pool 2. Stu Palser (Middy Banbury Gunsmiths) 43-7-0, F1’s, poled maggot at 6 and 14m, peg 7; Lee Richards (Packington) 36-14-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 32-8-0; Bob Conway (Lichfield) 32-4-0.

Wassell Grove Winter Pairs, Hagley, Worcs. Sat. 18. Match & Brook Pools. Sam Parker (Club 2000) 44-10-0; Linden Budworth (Club 2000) 42-6-0; Cliff Richards (Wassell Grove) 33-6-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 30-12-0; Sean Smith (Club 2000) 20-12-0; Neil Davies (Club 2000) 15-8-0. League: Sam Parker (Club 2000), Trevor Hodges (Weathertech Roofing) 27; Dave Johnson (Club 2000), Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 30; Cliff Richards (Wassell Grove), Joe Jones (Wassell Grove) 31.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, Swansea. Wed, 10, New Canal. Pete Edwards (Pembroke) 41-8-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 7; Craig Williams (Swansea) 39-12-0. Sun, 18. Steve Davies (Burry Port) 67-12-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 15; Chris Wells (Burry Port) 67-8-0; Peter Edwards (Pembroke) 49-10-0.




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